Born: April 1, 1985 in Jacksonville, FL (Age 31)
Drafted by the New York Mets in the 13th round of the 2006 amateur draft.
Signed June 9, 2006.
In other words a lifetime Met until:
- November 2, 2015: Granted Free Agency.
- January 6, 2016: Signed as a Free Agent with the Washington Nationals.
|2015||30||New York Mets||$8,000,000||5.109||contracts|
|Earliest Free Agent: 2019|
OPS against the Mets 1.331; 7 home runs, 21 RBI.
Instead the Mets replaced Murphy with Neil Walker (OPS+ 101) who is five months younger.
The Mets are paying Walker $10.5 million in 2016 after which Walker becomes a free agent.
What The Hell’s Gotten Into Daniel Murphy? By Neil Paine JUL 15, 2016 AT 12:55 PM
.. the Mets moved on from Murphy to Neil Walker at second base — which, according to the stats, was basically the right call ...
(Murphy) currently ranks third in the National League in Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+)1 and fourth in wins above replacement. (Murphy has also hit Mets pitching especially hard this year, delivering what already ranks as the most RBIs by a player against a team he played for the previous season since 1960.) ...
If Murphy maintains his current wRC+ for the entire season, it will be the 21st-biggest single-season improvement by a hitter over his previous career wRC+ at age 31 or older since 1901
In fact the Yankees could have signed Murphy instead of trading for Starlin Castro, who converted late in 2015 from shortstop to second base and turned 26 in March; OPS+ 82 in 2016.
|2016||26||New York Yankees||$7,857,143||5.150|
|2017||27||New York Yankees||$9,857,143|
|2018||28||New York Yankees||$10,857,143|
|2019||29||New York Yankees||$11,857,143|
|2020||30||New York Yankees||*$16,000,000||$16M Team Option, $1M Buyout|
|Earliest Free Agent: 2020|
Cashman traded Solarte for Headley, ignoring Donaldson. .Friday, May 6, 2016
Yulieski Gurriel: Yankee GM Brian Cashman hardly ever misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Friday, July 15, 2016